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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 8,084 2.5GHz 16GB 8.9" Tablet

8084 2.5GHz Fire OS 16GB Sep 2014
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Fire HDX 8.9 can be held comfortably with one hand enjoy movies, apps, games, books, and more. The capacitive touch layer is integrated directly into the glass display. The innovative magnesium... More
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15 Reasons For

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers of this age and type.

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Amazon Has Good Tablet Reviews

On average tablets manufactured by Amazon are rated 76%, which is in the top 52% of all tablet manufacturers that we have analysed.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other tablet computers of this age and spec that we have assessed the processor clock speed of, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9's processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.4GHz.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a very high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The average rear camera resolution of similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago is 4.5MP, and the rear camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 13MP.

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Four Processor Cores

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is a four processor core tablet computer.

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Capacitive Touch Screen Technology

This tablet features a Capacitive touch screen technology, which is typical of many tablet computers of this type and age.

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Quite High Pixel Density

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a quite high pixel density (339 pixels per inch) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Across all the similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 the pixel densities range from 130ppi to 360ppi, and the average pixel density is 270ppi.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's over four times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 display resolutions range from 480 x 272 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a 1080p video recording mode which is higher than the 720p video recording mode found on most tablets that are a comparable age to it. The video recording mode of all tablet computers of this type and age ranges from 480p (worst) to 2160p (best).

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of tablets that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is 3h and the longest is 4,600h. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a fairly long maximum battery life (12 hours) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a fairly bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Across all the tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 the display brightness range from 100 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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Very Light

At only 375 grams, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is quite light compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The lightest tablet computer of this age and spec is 250g heavy and the heaviest is 2.3kg.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 158 millimeters, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is quite narrow compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec. The average width of tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is 220mm.

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Quite Thin

Across all the tablets that were released around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 the thicknesses range from 6.4mm to 300mm. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has one of the thinnest thicknesses (only 7.8 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Short

With a height of only 7.8 millimeters, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9's height is one of the shortest amongst tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The average height of tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is 120mm, and the heights range from 7.8mm to 300mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is not 3G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than two years are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is not 4G compatible.

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Quite Long Battery Recharge Time

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has one of the longer battery recharge times (5 hours) amongst tablet computers of this age. Across all the tablets that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 the battery recharge times range from 2.2h to 14h, and the average battery recharge time is 4.7h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a relatively standard internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a fairly standard screen size (8.9 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9.

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Specification

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Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Display Brightness
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Stabilizer
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Rear Camera
Flash Type
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Document Format
Video Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Maximum Battery Life
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card

Expert Reviews

20 October 2015

Amazon has launched a new range of tablets for 2015 and kept its 6in model from last year. Here we compare the new 7, 8 and 10-inch Fire tablets along with the HD 6 so you can decide which to... Read more…

Great sound quality
Highresolution screen
Bright and beautiful 1080p display
Great build quality
Huge selection of content
Consumer testers did not like the design and feel
Limited connectivity options
Subpar cameravideo
One of the slowest tablets tested
Occasional OS stutters

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